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Critical Requirements for Service Providers Capitalizing on the Promise of IoT
Date / Time: Monday, December 12, 2016, 12:00 p.m. New York / 5:00 p.m. London
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Steve Bell, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading

Fernando Cerioni, Director, Product Management, Affirmed Networks

Theij Roi, Director of IoT Platform Engineering
Tech Mahindra

In a market of flat-to-declining revenues, operators worldwide are viewing the Internet of Things (IoT) opportunity as one of the most exciting opportunities for revenue growth that we have seen in years. To capitalize on the promise of this growth area, operators are evaluating all aspects related to the creation and delivery of IoT and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) services to better understand the impact to both their network and their bottom-line.

Successful IoT strategies will take a holistic view at the key requirements for supporting these services from both a network connectivity and a service enablement platform perspective. On the network side, many operators have realized that traditional networks were not designed to handle the scale and the sheer number of transactions that will occur as IoT services continue to grow. As such, virtualized network architectures and LPWA have emerged as an ideal foundation for delivering high-value IoT services due to their inherent distributed nature and unmatched flexibility and scalability. Virtualized networks also offer support for the coming 5G standard, the ability to deliver both Massive and Critical IoT services, and the ability to provide real-time analytics on network performance.

Beyond the network, operators need to focus on the underlying services enablement platform that will serve as the foundation for these new services. The platform must be able to manage the connectivity and subscription requirements of the wide variety of emerging IoT use cases as well as enable application development. By ensuring that they have considered their requirements from a platform perspective, operators can vastly increase their ability to capitalize on the burgeoning IoT opportunity.

We invite you to join this webinar, to learn from experts Affirmed Networks, Tech Mahindra, and Heavy Reading related to the key requirements for implementing a successful IoT strategy and service offering.



 

Steve Bell, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading
Steve's coverage at Heavy Reading includes the Internet of Things (IoT) and related technologies, focusing on the evolution of the mobile Internet and its impact on digital life. Steve joins Heavy Reading with more than two decades of experience as a strategy, marketing and technology advisor, analyst, speaker and commentator on the mobile Internet and the emerging IoT space. He previously worked with Motorola in Germany, the U.K. and the U.S., where he led technology roadmapping, strategy, product and business development teams that developed 2G, 3G and 4G cellular devices for the global market. In addition, Steve is an entrepreneur who has founded two companies: KeySo Global LLC, an analysis and advisory firm specializing in strategy, marketing and innovation, with a focus on mobile technology; and My City Tag LLC, a digital city services platform with an initial market focus on parking. Steve holds a First Class B.A. Honors degree in Business from Kingston University, England.

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Fernando Cerioni, Director, Product Management, Affirmed Networks
Fernando Cerioni is the Director of Product Management for Affirmed Networks. Fernando has more than 20 years of experience in telecommunication with notable companies, including Cisco Systems. Motorola, Cedar Point, and Starent Networks. Throughout much of his career, Fernando held product management roles for packet core and switching technology companies, where he worked with global Tier 1 carriers on their network strategies. Fernando speaks regularly at industry events on topics including the virtualization of the packet core and Wi-Fi access.

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Theij Roi, Director of IoT Platform Engineering, Tech Mahindra
Theij Roi is the Director of IoT Platform Engineering at TechMahindra. Theij has more than 17 years of experience in circuit / packet switching and routing with Fortune-100 companies. Throughout much of his career, Theij held Product Architecting roles in circuit and packet switching technology and have been an entrepreneur in the IoT space too. He is a regular speaker at Entrepreneurship in the Telecom product startup ecosystem.

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Steve Bayless, Vice President, ITS America
Steven H. Bayless is the Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Public Policy, and Senior Director of Telecommunications and Telematics at the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America). He is responsible for providing guidance to ITS America’s Board of Directors and senior staff on matters involving new technologies, wireless services and evolving automotive platforms, intelligent transportation infrastructure, operations and customer services.

Steven previously served as staff advisor and Presidential Management Fellow in the Secretary of Transportation’s policy office at US DOT headquarters. Steven had cabinet-level lead in policy related to research and development, spectrum management and telecommunications policy.

As a detailee to the White House, he assisted in formulation of several presidential directives on aerospace policy, focusing in particular on satellite navigation. He also advised the State Department and the Federal Aviation Administration in negotiations on space and aviation cooperation with the European Union, the Russian Federation and Japan. In the surface transportation domain, Bayless supported secretarial policy initiatives regarding the reorientation of federal research and development, highway safety, and transportation infrastructure finance reform.

Steven’s career also includes tenure as a management consultant with American Management Systems (now CGI) in Washington DC, and as a Project Coordinator for DuPont Europe in Budapest, Hungary. Steven holds a specialized masters degree from the Fletcher School at Tufts University in International Security Studies and Business. His bachelor degree is in Economics and Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia. He has also completed graduate work at Harvard Business School and MIT Sloan School of Management in Cambridge Massachusetts, and at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary.

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